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Numix Solarized by bitterologist Numix Solarized by bitterologist
This is a remix of the popular Numix theme by satya164, using the Solarized color scheme created by Ethan Shoonover. The Gnome Shell theme is satya164's Elegance Colors theme – the presets are included as .ini files and can be installed by placing them in ~/.config/elegance-colors/presets/ (big thanks to satya164 for suggesting that solution, wouldn't have thought of that possibility myself), and then selected in the Elegance Colors settings application. The suggested fonts for this theme are Adobe Source Sans and Adobe Source Code, which are available here:…… (they are also available through the repos of quite a few distributions, e.g. Fedora and Arch).

This is my first attempt at theming, meaning there are probably quite a few things I've messed up or missed. Please don't hesitate to report  any bugs or problems here. I hope to set up a Git repository in the future, but for now I'll just upload the theme and any updates here. Gnome Shell is what I'm running myself, so that's what is getting most of my attention – if there are bugs in other DEs, please let me know and I'll do my best to fix them.

Now also includes a ligh version, providing better consistency between the core Gnome applications and ones which still use classic title bar.


- Added a transparent Elegance Colors preset
- Fixed the xfwm4-theme (I hope)
- Updated the preview image
- Misc. fixes 

- Changed the "osd_base" and "osd_foreground" colors of the light theme, thereby making Gnome Terminal light instead of dark.

- Added a light version of the GTK theme
- Updated the preview image

- Fixed some weird button coloring in the dark Elegance Colors preset
- Made the Elegance Colors presets more square to better fit the look of the GTK theme 
- Added "#Name" information to the .ini files to make them installable as Elegance Colors presets as per the suggestion of satya164
- Added a light Elegance Colors preset (initial release, will probably need some tweaking)
- Updated installation instructions

- Fixed the typo in gtk.css resulting in a "gtk-warning **: theme parsing error missing semicolon at end of color definition" error message.
- Tweaked the Gnome Shell theme settings slightly
- Removed the shadow from the Gnome Shell theme
- Removed the separate Gnome Shell Themes, seeing  as Elegance Colors does not want to export themes at the moment (it is also easier to maintain just the .ini files). If anyone wants the old file, just post a comment and i'll provide a link.
- Updated the preview image

- Tweaked the dark Gnome Shell theme, highlights now much more subtle

- Fixed the dark theme window manager colors, should now match the light theme
- Tweaked the Gnome Shell themes

- Added a dark Gnome Shell theme
- Added installation instructions
- Restructured the theme folder, Gnome Shell themes are now separate from the GTK theme
- Gnome Shell themes are now named Elegance Colors Solarized and Elegance Colors Solarized Dark

- Added proper window manager colors
- Changed the preview picture to match the updated theme

- Added the extracted Gnome Shell theme from Elegance Colors to the theme folder

- Initial release
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Great, would love to see the dark version. :)
bitterologist Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I played around with the idea of a darker version, but I didn't really like the way it turned out (or rather the way I could not make it look like I wanted due to limited skills). I might give it another shot once I have some more time to spare.
Kamiru-desu Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What icon theme do you use in the screenshot?
bitterologist Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That would be Elementary, the branch found here:…

Easiest way to get them is to just download them using bazaar, by typing "bzr branch lp:elementaryicons" in the terminal efter navigating to the directory where you want them (typically "/usr/share/icons/")
yo-bhan Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awsome dude :happybounce: 
Using this under xfce and it looks great!
Found no matching xfwm4 theme inside (there's plain old Numix one) so I edited it myself:…
bitterologist Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's great! I hadn't gotten around to making a proper mod for xfce yet, mostly since I don't run that DE myself and editing lots of PNGs takes more time than changing a few color codes. Guess you beat me to it! :-)
satya164 Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Xfwm uses XPMs. You can just replace colors with sed.
bitterologist Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Neat, hadn't thought of that. Thanks!
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